Spring 2017: April 28 - May 7

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May 2017

Access Classical Guitar

May 1 at 7:00 pm8:30 pm
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One event on an unspecified date at 7:00pm

Josephine A. Fiorentino Community Center, 123 Antwerp Street
Allston, MA 02134 United States

Access Classical Guitar is an opportunity for families and children to explore the global richness of the classical guitar. Classical Guitarist, Adam Levin, will transport the audience to Brazil, Spain, Germany, Paraguay, Cuba and America through solo guitar repertoire selections.

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From Across the Seas

May 2 at 4:00 pm4:45 pm
Pao Arts Center, 99 Albany Street
Boston , MA 02111 United States

Join us for this family-friendly 45-minute program led by master musician and Young Audiences of Massachusetts teaching artist Shaw Pong Liu. This interactive performance includes folk music from China, Europe, and the United States, as well as audience-created new music, with the audience participating as singers, composers, and body-percussionists. This is being performed for the opening of a new arts space at the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center.

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THE Block Party

May 3 at 12:30 pm2:00 pm
Copley Square, 560 Boylston
Boston, MA 02116 United States

Whether you are looking for a place to enjoy a healthy snack and hear some fun music or want to learn a fun groove on a bucket drum, The Block Party will certainly provide a mid-week pick-me-up! Copley Square comes to life on May 3rd at 12:30 p.m. with music performances by students from CLCS, an interactive bucket drum circle for all to take part in, food from B.GOOD, and outdoor lawn games.

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Discover Your Inner Voice – Vocal Workshop

May 3 at 6:00 pm8:00 pm
Studio 550, 550 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States

Join this vocal workshop for singers of all levels and people who are trying to explore their vocal abilities. Learn more about daily voice practice, techniques of proper warm up, applications of vocal improvisation, vocal exploration through body movement, visual arts and ways of overcoming performance anxiety.

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Featherstone Uke Jam

May 3 at 7:00 pm9:00 pm
Featherstone center for the Arts, 30 Featherstone Lane P.O. Box 1145
Oak Bluffs, MA 2557 United States

Come learn how to play the ukulele in a relaxed, fun atmosphere! Play along with the group and enjoy refreshments and lots of laughs! Just bring your uke, or any other instrument and have a great time!

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Bigelow Chapel’s Stained Glass Windows Pop Up Concert

May 4 at 12:00 pm1:00 pm
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mount Auburn Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

Mount Auburn’s Composer-in-Residence Mary Bichner and the Planetary Quartet will present a 20 minute set of music in Bigelow Chapel including a song inspired by the stained glass windows. Afterwards, Curator of Historical Collections, Meg L. Winslow, will share the story of the history and restoration of the windows.

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Shelter Music Boston at the Waterworks Museum

May 4 at 6:30 pm8:30 pm
Metropolitan Waterworks Museum, 2450 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02467 United States

Shelter Music Boston brings the healing power of live classical music to the Metropolitan Waterworks Museum. For ArtWeek, Julie Leven and Shelter Music Boston musicians will perform an interactive concert based on the model SMB presents monthly in Greater Boston homeless shelters.

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Musicians/Music Schools Unite in Support of Pavoh

May 4 at 7:00 pm9:30 pm
Onset School of Music, 4 Aubodon Road
Wakefield, MA 01880 United States

21 & under performers and music schools gather together in support of Pavoh at a special concert event taking place at Onset School of Music and organized through the Young Performers Club. Pavoh’s mission is to provide young people with accessible music opportunities that drive artistic growth and empower self-expression. Up to 8 performers will participate in the concert event.

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YCCA Singers Showcase and Masterclass

May 5 at 4:00 pm5:30 pm
West Suburban YMCA, 276 Church Street
Newton, MA 02458 United States

Prior to the YCCA showcase, the public will have the opportunity to attend an exclusive masterclass with the renowned vocal trio Thirdstory who will also be headlining the show! To attend the masterclass at 4:00pm is free, but tickets are required for the showcase.

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Young or Old, Singing Lifts You, Heart and Soul

May 5 at 6:30 pm7:30 pm
Common Street Spiritual Center, 13 Common Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States

“Young or Old, Singing Lifts You, Heart and Soul,” a collaboration between Golden Tones chorus and Natick High School’s Advanced Choir, welcomes music-lovers to a free, interactive, intergenerational, inspirational concert.

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Black Cotton Club

May 5 at 7:30 pm10:00 pm
Frugal Bookstore, 57 Warren Street
Boston, MA 02119 United States

Join us for this organized jam session with a live band, inviting artists to share the mic and be creative.

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Kids Really Rock Watertown

May 6 at 11:00 am3:30 pm
Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street
Watertown, MA 02472 United States

Open Arts Day featuring Kids Really Rock™ will be held on Saturday, May 6th from 11:00am – 3:30pm at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown. Centering around the theme “All We Need is Love” the event offers Greater-Boston families of all socio-economic backgrounds a FREE all-day festival featuring family-friendly music and hands-art focused on kindness, and community and creativity.

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Newbury Street Music Crawl

May 6 at 12:00 pm8:00 pm
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One event on an unspecified date at 12:00pm

Various Newbury Street locations, Boston, MA 02116 United States

Join us on Newbury Street for our Music Crawl during Spring ArtWeek! Throughout the weekend you will enjoy live music entertainment at various restaurants and shops along Newbury Street on Saturday and Sunday, May 6th & May 7th from Noon-8:00pm. Vincent King and Friends will perform live on Newbury Street on Sunday, May 7th from 1:00-3:00pm.

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Trad-Stroll Woods Hole

May 6 at 2:00 pm11:00 pm
Woods Hole Community Hall (and around the Village), 68 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543 United States

Hear 12 groups play a wide range of Celtic, old-time folk, fiddle, and early music, from lively fiddle tunes to intricate harmonies on ancient instruments. The Stroll moves through the village with new music groups starting every thirty minutes. The day ends with an old fashion square dance at Community Hall.

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Kevin So Brings It Back Home

May 6 at 4:00 pm5:00 pm
Pao Arts Center, 99 Albany Street
Boston , MA 02111 United States

Boston-born and raised musician Kevin So returns home to his roots in celebration of the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center’s (BCNC) new art center and ArtWeek. Explore the foundation of all music with a lesson in the history of Blues, and experience how the genre and industry kept this Asian American performer grounded and ultimately brought him home. Part performance, discussion, experience-sharing and multimedia lecture, the event will challenge audience members to engage in dialogue about the concept of roots and the intersection of music and identity.

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Jazz Improvisation-Hymnal Jazz Artist Talk

May 6 at 7:00 pm8:00 pm
Improvisation of Hymnal Jazz, 133 Walnut Street
Brookline, MA 02445 United States

Improvisation is an invisible art form of Jazz. Berklee H&J Quintet will represent their arranged hymnal Jazz and original jazz piece with five members of the band; drums, flute, piano, and guitars. Special for ArtWeek, flutist Hanna Kim will give a brief talk about her improvisation and her inspiration for her original tune “Prayer for Boston” which was composed during the Boston Marathon Bombing as a tribute to the people who were affected by this tragedy. Her band will play…

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Harmony & Hope: Responding to Violence with Music

May 7 at 3:00 pm5:00 pm
First Church, Roxbury, 10 Putnam Street
Roxbury, MA 02119 United States

In May 2016, Riverview Chamber Players presented the First Annual Harmony & Hope. This year we are presenting a two-hour performance with string quartet and gospel choir, interwoven with spoken word. This concert is designed to help ease the pain in our hearts…

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